04-09-2017 06:03 PM
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  1. wolfedude88's Avatar
    Yes it was. I hated that phone, that phone made me go to the iPhone S. Think I came back to the Droid Maxx, been Android ever since. Been with Samsung since note 2.
    What? The original Droid X is still my favorite android phone to this date. It was huge but insanely thin at the time. Man I loved that phone.
    04-02-2017 07:47 PM
  2. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Yes it was. I hated that phone, that phone made me go to the iPhone S. Think I came back to the Droid Maxx, been Android ever since. Been with Samsung since note 2.
    The Maxx was bigger I think
    04-02-2017 08:27 PM
  3. Mike Dee's Avatar
    And the answer is that there won't be a single figure that you can use for comparison. It will depend on whether you care more about the width or the area of the display - for the same diagonal both depend on the aspect ratio, but the width changes a bit faster.

    A little bit of trigonometry says that if we define the aspect ratio as R:1 (length:width), then

    width = diagonal/sqrt(1+R^2)
    area = diagonal^2*R/(1+R^2)

    Values of R would be:

    16:9 = 1.778
    2:1 = 2 (obviously)
    18.5:9 = 2.056

    So if we unroll the curved edges the S8's 18.5:9 screen has 89% of the width of a 16:9 of the same diagonal dimension, and 92% of the area. Because the width depends linearly on the diagonal and the area quadratically this means it has the area of a 5.6" 16:9 screen and the width of a 5.2" one (rounding both to 0.1"). However, the curved edges make comparing the widths this way impossible, since how much they change the width by will depend on the shape of the curve, which varies between models.
    You didnt
    04-02-2017 08:30 PM
  4. 1812dave's Avatar
    So you WANT text and images to be distorted and show up on the curve?? Not me! If they could just leave a background on the edge and not wrap text or images around the edges, THEN I wouldn't be opposed to curved screens. I didn't like the 7 Edge for that reason, so I got the 7. I fail to see the fun in trying to read distorted text along the edges. Call me crazy.
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    04-02-2017 09:52 PM
  5. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    So you WANT text and images to be distorted and show up on the curve?? Not me! If they could just leave a background on the edge and not wrap text or images around the edges, THEN I wouldn't be opposed to curved screens. I didn't like the 7 Edge for that reason, so I got the 7. I fail to see the fun in trying to read distorted text along the edges. Call me crazy.
    That doesnt even happen and barely if it does...I have never had any problem with curved text on the edges...even tested out the S8 and didn't have that problem...not sure whats wrong with ur phone
    04-02-2017 09:59 PM
  6. donm527's Avatar
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...ml#post5740205

    So you WANT text and images to be distorted and show up on the curve?? Not me! If they could just leave a background on the edge and not wrap text or images around the edges, THEN I wouldn't be opposed to curved screens. I didn't like the 7 Edge for that reason, so I got the 7. I fail to see the fun in trying to read distorted text along the edges. Call me crazy.
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    04-02-2017 10:09 PM
  7. Ilya Ivanov's Avatar
    After holding both, the S8 is just too small to hold. It feels like hold the Galaxy S7 although I know its bigger. Maybe because I'm used to bigger phones, the S8+ feels more perfect

    Anyone else feel this way?
    It felt very small, similar to iPhone 7. Which is too small for my taste
    04-02-2017 10:21 PM
  8. the_munc_e's Avatar
    I think it's the most comfortable phone to hold. this guy kind of shows how it feels
    What if you're playing a game or something and hit the spot on the screen where the home button is and you leave the app on accident?
    04-02-2017 11:01 PM
  9. Swapnil Vartak's Avatar
    With all the talk about diagonal lengths and display sizes, I just have a couple of questions.. Haven't we all used, at some point, phones as small as Nokia dumb phones to massive phablets? We've managed to adjust then, why the fuss now?
    04-03-2017 02:35 AM
  10. Frozen Corpse's Avatar
    It's funny how large of phones we get used to. I remember when I never wanted anything larger than my Blackberry Pearl. Lol.

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    I miss my Blackberry Pearl...
    04-03-2017 06:26 AM
  11. CKwik240's Avatar
    The S8 is the same width as the S7. Feels a bit smaller in hand, perhaps due to the curved screen. I actually prefer it.
    04-03-2017 06:32 AM
  12. ClintRo's Avatar
    I am sure over time it will become more natural, just feel placing it in the middle of the back would have been much easier to reach and get used to.
    This is exactly what I think will happen, would have been an easier transition to middle back, but muscle memory will kick in an for most it wont matter.
    04-03-2017 07:54 AM
  13. ClintRo's Avatar
    And the answer is that there won't be a single figure that you can use for comparison. It will depend on whether you care more about the width or the area of the display - for the same diagonal both depend on the aspect ratio, but the width changes a bit faster.

    A little bit of trigonometry says that if we define the aspect ratio as R:1 (length:width), then

    width = diagonal/sqrt(1+R^2)
    area = diagonal^2*R/(1+R^2)

    Values of R would be:

    16:9 = 1.778
    2:1 = 2 (obviously)
    18.5:9 = 2.056

    So if we unroll the curved edges the S8's 18.5:9 screen has 89% of the width of a 16:9 of the same diagonal dimension, and 92% of the area. Because the width depends linearly on the diagonal and the area quadratically this means it has the area of a 5.6" 16:9 screen and the width of a 5.2" one (rounding both to 0.1"). However, the curved edges make comparing the widths this way impossible, since how much they change the width by will depend on the shape of the curve, which varies between models.
    This made my head hurt... thanks!!
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    04-03-2017 07:57 AM
  14. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    I can feel it useful, I am able to watch subtitled movies in a 5" screen with no issues, so the S8 for me is alright.
    04-03-2017 10:55 AM
  15. worldspy99's Avatar
    The feel in hand of the S8 is just superb. And I have a S7 edge that I am beginning to like more and more each day. Although the narrow screen does feel like I am being cheated a bit when watching videos. The S8+ was not available to preview because the security holder had issues and was being fixed. I will try to go and check the S8+ out today.
    04-03-2017 11:02 AM
  16. tcdude's Avatar
    The feel in hand of the S8 is just superb. And I have a S7 edge that I am beginning to like more and more each day. Although the narrow screen does feel like I am being cheated a bit when watching videos. The S8+ was not available to preview because the security holder had issues and was being fixed. I will try to go and check the S8+ out today.
    What did you mean that you felt you were being cheated with videos is it because of the black bars at the end or is the screen too narrow?
    04-03-2017 11:34 AM
  17. worldspy99's Avatar
    What did you mean that you felt you were being cheated with videos is it because of the black bars at the end or is the screen too narrow?
    Screen feels narrow.
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    04-03-2017 12:09 PM
  18. amyf27's Avatar
    Screen feels narrow.
    The S8 does seem too narrow for me too. Definitely depends on your preferences. It may be perfect for some people
    04-03-2017 12:10 PM
  19. worldspy99's Avatar
    The S8 does seem too narrow for me too. Definitely depends on your preferences. It may be perfect for some people
    Don't get me wrong, I really like it and am probably going to get one.
    04-03-2017 12:19 PM
  20. anon(9780053)'s Avatar
    THE s7edge smaller by a long shot. i own one, and specs on note 7 are relative to s8plus.
    04-03-2017 12:19 PM
  21. jhonnieblue's Avatar
    if its anything slightly bigger than an iphone7 that would be perfect for me. i tend to be more active and carrying around a bit phone in pocket would just be a hinder. Besides the extra screen real estate makes it perfect
    04-03-2017 12:21 PM
  22. daddyd302's Avatar
    I may like the bigger screen on the S8+ but I'm glad I didn't want to put down the $130 down payment for it. I have forgotten that my pant pockets do not like anything that's bigger than my current LG G6.

    I do not like carrying my phone in my back pocket as at time I forget that I have it and I always sit on it. I am currently wearing a size 34", I used to be 36" and I want to be back at 32" again. Big phones for me is yes yes yes for my eyes, but no no no for my pants. I wear regular pants, not baggy pants.

    On a side note, I will check out the Note 8 when it comes out and I might have to compromise on it.
    04-03-2017 12:25 PM
  23. amyf27's Avatar
    THE s7edge smaller by a long shot. i own one, and specs on note 7 are relative to s8plus.
    Yes I agree. S8 Plus is rather close to the Note 7. The S8 is similar to the 7Edge. Its just too skinny for me so Ive got the Plus on order
    04-03-2017 12:49 PM
  24. edubb256's Avatar
    The screen of the S8 is slightly narrower than the screen of the S7 Edge. The S8+ screen is slightly wider than the S7 Edge screen. I'm talking about screen width, not overall device width.
    04-03-2017 12:50 PM
  25. icwhatudidthere's Avatar
    What if you're playing a game or something and hit the spot on the screen where the home button is and you leave the app on accident?
    I don't think that should be an issue. If the nav buttons disappear, you need to either swipe (like you currently do with other phones that have on screen buttons). Or you need to Force Touch the area which is more than just a tap.
    04-03-2017 01:16 PM
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